When you mention a person that returned to his roots to make a difference, the first dentist that comes to mind is Dr. Max Martinez.
Growing up in the area, Dr. Martinez graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor's degree in Biology.
In 1984 he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
After he graduated, Dr. Martinez worked for a prominent dentist who created smiles for movie stars and professional athletes. He decided to return to Paramount to offer quality dentistry, with that special touch of care that every family deserves. Even though he returned to Paramount, some of his patients travel long distances and even out-of-state to continue their dental health care with Dr. Martinez.
Dr. Martinez continues to strive for perfection, and he was awarded a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and recently another Fellowship from the American College of Dentists (FACD). He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association where he serves as a delegate, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and The Academy of General Dentistry. He is past President of the Harbor Dental Society. He has belonged to several study groups, including the USC Rehabilitation Study Group, and the Loma Linda University Implant Surgery Study Group, where he performed Implant Surgery. He is among a select group of general dentists who are certified by the State of California in Pediatric Oral Sedation. Early in his career his knowledge in dentistry was already respected, being a guest speaker on television and radio talk shows.
Throughout his accomplished career, Dr. Martinez has been committed to education, giving back to the community and making a difference. He has sat on many boards, including the Cerritos College Educational Advisory Board and the Paramount Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, holding the office of president three times. He was also selected as one of the original board members of the Paramount Education Program, been a member of the Gateway Cities Partnership Board, the Elks Student of the Month Chairman, and Most Valuable Citizen Chairman, not to mention his involvement in the PTA while his children were growing up. He and his family have donated time performing dentistry for the underprivileded in programs such as LA Care, RAM, and he helped organize a free dental clinic in Paramount for the children and adults.
He has won many awards (too many to mention), that include the Mayor´s Award, the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award and the Most Beautiful Business Award.
Dr. Martinez is fluent in English and Spanish.
In his spare time (how does he do it?), he enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle, two sons and daughter.